106-member Athletic National squad announced

Sri Lankan Athletics

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The Athletics Association of Sri Lanka (AASL) has announced a wider national squad of 106 athletes who have been entered to three different pools depending on their most recent performances at the local and international arena.

The three squads have been initiated with the objective of improving the standards of the athlete’s performance levels to medal winning standards at the South Asian Games and the Asian Athletic Championship which is scheduled to be held next year in Nepal and Qatar respectively. The three pools have been named as the Super Pool, Elite Pool and the National Pool with the current categories valid until the 1st national selection trial which will be held in February next year.

24 athletes make up the Super Pool which hosts the best medal prospects at the International competitions followed by 21 athletes in the Elite Pool and 61 athletes in the National Pool. It is encouraging to note that the AASL has included junior and youth athletes who managed to break into world rankings to provide them with a platform to excel and develop into stars that could make a name in international competitions.

Royalist, High Jumper Seniru Amarasinghe whose currently ranked fourth in the world in youth rankings for his leap of 2.14m and the Junior Asian Gold Medalist in the 3000m Steeple Chase, Parami Wasanthi Maristtella who is ranked third in the world in youth rankings are the two notable young athletes to have been added into the Super Pool due owing to their tremendous positions in the world Junior and Youth systems.

General Palitha Fernando, President of the AASL speaking exclusively to ThePapare.com mentioned that the AASL has recommended to the Ministry of Sports to provide financial assistance to the Super Pool and the Elite Pool while they have suggested supplying meals to the members of the National Pool. General Fernando went on to state that if the athletes of the National Pool are training away from the capital the AASL has proposed a meal allowance to be handed to the athletes. He also went on to add that despite not winning any medals at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games, the quality of track and field athletes in the country has improved vastly in the past couple of years and through the initiated National squad the AASL is looking at intensifying the current crop of athletes to lift their performance to the next level.

Super Pool

Eligibility criteria –

  1. The Athletes who finished within 1 – 6 pos. at the 2018 Commonwealth Games and Asian Games
  2. The Athletes who have achieved 1100 points (according to IAAF scoring) during the period of 01st January to 10th September 2018 (Wind assisted performances not considered)
  3. The Athletes ranked- 1 – 100 in the IAAF World ranking list/ 1-50 in Junior rankings or 1-10 in the Youth rankings.

MEN      | Athlete Name                           Event Category Seasonal Best Coach
1. H.K. Kalinga Kumarage 4*400m A4 3:02.74 (45.99) Mr Vimukthi De Soyza
2.        S. Aruna Darshana 4*400m A 4 3:02.74 (45.79) Mr Asanka Rajakaruna
3. M.G. Ajith Premakumara 4*400m A 4 3:02.74 (46.66) Major R Hennayake
4.        P.M. Pasindu Lakshan Kodikara 4*400m A 4 3:02.74 (46.65) Mr Daminda Bandara
5. Shehan Sandaruwan Ambepitiyage 4*100m A 6 39.08 (10.56) Mr Vimukthi De Soyza
6. A.L.M. Ashrafu 4*100m A 6 39.08 (10.63) Mr Sunil Gunawardena
7. M. Vinoj Suranjaya De Silva 4*100m A 6 39.08 (10.27) Mr Vimukthi De Soyza
8. W.K. Himasha Eashan 4*100m A 6 39.08 (10.32) Mr M.C.K. Perera
9. A.M. Yupun P. Abeykoon 100m B (1102) 10.32 Mr Sampath Weerasinghe
10. H.E.M.I.G. Indunil Madushan Herath 800 B (1109) 1:47.13 Mr W. Rathnakumara
11. W.P. Manjula Kumara HJ B (1126) 2.24 Mr Luis Miranda
12. H.T. Ushan Thiwanka Perera HJ B (1126) 2.24 Mr Suranjith Sanrath
13. Seniru T. Amarasinghe HJ C (Y 4) 2.14 Mr Luis Miranda
14. DAGJP Wimalasiri LJ B (1168) 8.14 Mr Luis Miranda
15. W.P. Amila Jayasiri LJ B (1140) 8.01 Mr Luis Miranda
16. G.K.D.S. Piyarathna LJ B (1136) 7.99 Mr Luis Miranda
17. L.P.  Sreshan Dananjaya LJ B (1116) 7.90 Mr Sampath Weerasinghe
18. D.S. Ranasinghe JT B (1119) 81.22 Mr Kinsly Gunathilaka
19. R.M.S.J. Ranasnghe JT C (65) 78.67 Mr Pradeep Nishantha
WOMEN
20. A.A. Gayanthika Thushari 800m A 6 2:04.16 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
21. U.K.Nilani Rathnayaka 3000mSC (1500) A 6 9:46.72

(4:17.52)

Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
22.     K. Parami Wasanthi Maristela 2000 / 3000 SC C (Y 3) 6:35.20/ 10:20.12 Mr Janitha Nadeeshantha
23. H.L.N. Dilhani Lekamge JT A 5 58.41 Ms Anupama Rodrigo
24. H.D.Vidusha Lakshani TJ C (88) 13.60 Mr Luis Miranda

Elite Pool

Eligibility Criteria – 

 A . The Athletes who represented Sri Lanka at the Commonwealth Games and Asian Games 2018

B . The Athletes who have achieved 1100 points (according to IAAF scoring) during the period of 01st January to 10th September 2018 (Wind assisted performances not considered 

MEN Athlete Name Event Category Seasonal Best Coach
1. H.M. Dilip Ruwan 400m B (1085) 46.39 Mr Madhuka Marasinghe
2. P.M.W.G Tharusha Dananjaya 400m B (1056) 46.83 Mr Umanga Surendra
3. A.L.A.I. Rathnasena 400Mh B (1070) 51.23 Mr Rohitha Gunarathna
4. S.M. Aravinda Chathuranga 400Mh B (1055) 51.54 Mr A. Dayan Devapriya
5. J.H.G. Sampath Long Jump B (1086) 7.76 Mr Chandana Amarasinghe
6. M.I.M. Mifran Long Jump B (1062) 7.65 Mr Luis Miranda
7. K.K.M.K. Karunasekara Long Jump B (1057) 7.63
8. D.M. Liyanapathirana Long Jump B (1055) 7.62 Mr Luis Miranda
9. I.D.S.S. Jayasinghe Triple Jump B (1094) 16.34 Mr Luis Miranda
10. U.P.A.N. Karunasinghe Triple Jump B (1065) 16.06 Mr Chandana Amarasinghe
11. M.N.S Ahamed Triple Jump B (1062) 16.03 Mr Y.K. Kularatne
12. D.M.E.D.K Fernando Triple Jump B (1056) 15.98 Mr Luis Miranda
WOMEN
13. R.M. Rumeshika Rathnayaka 200m

(100m/ 4*100)

A 23.43 (11.51) Ms A.D. Nandawathi
14. Hiruni Wijayarathne 10000m, Marathon A 33:55.06

2:36:35

15. W.K.L.A Nimali 800m

(4*400m)

A 2:04.04

(55.06)

Mr Sujith Abeysekara
16.     D.T Amasha De Silva 100m

(200m/ 4*100)

B (1052) 11.71

(24.47)

Mr J.S. Weerakkody
17. Nadeesha Ramanayaka 400m (4*400) B (1080) 53.27 Mr W.G.M. Thushara
18. E.W.U Rathnakumari 400m (4*400) B (1076) 53.31 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
19. P.G.N Madushika 400m (4*400) B (1067) 53.54 Mr Vimukthi De Soyza
20.     K.G.D.M.S Kumarasinghe 800m (4*400) B (1083) 2:04.53 (54.03) Mr Susantha Fernando
21. B.M.H.P Balasooriya Triple Jump B (1055) 13.39 Mr Luis Miranda

National Pool

  1. The Athletes who were placed 1st in each event at the National Athletics Championships 2018 conducted by the AASL.
  2. The best performer (apart from National Champion) of each event during the period of 01st January to 10th September 2018 (Wind assisted performances not considered)

 

MEN Athlete Name Event Seasonal Best Coach
1. A.S. Mohammad Safan 200 m. 21.34
2. G.R. Chathuranga 800 m. 1:49.83 Maj. R. Hennayake
3. H.K.T. Fonseka 1500 m. 3:49.03 Mr W. Rathnakumara
4. D Hemantha Kumara 1500 m. 3:45.89 Mr W. Rathnakumara
5. A.K. Tharanga 5000 m. 14:36.9 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
6. R.M.S. Pushpakumara 5000m.,

3000 m. SC

14:34.86

8:59.70

Maj. Upali Wickramasinghe
7. K Shanmugeshwaran 10000 m. 30:57.26 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
8. G.P.A.J. Kumara Bandara 10000 m. 30:58.99 Mr Jansz Dissanayake
9. D.G.D. Sandaruwan Marathon 2:26:23 Mr Jansz Dissanayake
10. R.A.P.D. Arunasiri Marathon 2:26:43 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
11. Roshan Ranatunga 110 mh 14.57 Mr Thiron I Gamage
12. K.B.I Perera 110 mh 14.61
13. S Chandradasan 3000 m. st 9:11.89
14. A Channa Fernando Pole Vault 4.50
15. A Puvitharan Pole Vault 4.70
16. R.A.S Jayawardana Shot Put 16.23 Mr Susantha Kularatne
17. Joy Danushka Perera Shot Put 15.67 Ms I.D.R.V. Aberatne
18. K.G.U.P Jayawardana Discus 56.40
19. Z.T.M Aazick Discus 45.21 Mr Dilruk Nilantha
20. W.G.S.R Kumarasiri Hammer 48.97 Mr Kinsly Gunathilaka
21. N.D.R Sisira Kumara Hammer 46.65 Mr Madhawa Bandara
22. Ajith Karunathilake Decathlon 7356 Mr Rohitha Fernando
23. A.S.M Ashan Decathlon 6509
24. H.S.S Kumara 4*100 m. (10.67) Ms Badra Gunawardena
25. W.D.S.K Wijeratne 4*100 m. (10.57) Maj R. Hennayake
26. Chanuka Sandeepa 4*100 m. (10.62)
27. G.D.K.K. Pabasara Niku 4*400 m. (47.17) Mr S.P. De Silva
28. Anjana Gunaratne 4*400 m. (47.19) Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
29. K.P.T Ravishka Indrajith 4 x 400 m. 47.64 Mr Amila Prasanna
30. D.M.I.S.S Dunukara 20 km RW 1:39:26 Mr B.N.M. Nayanananda
31. T.G.S.N Appuhamy 20 km RW 1:40:26
  WOMEN
32. N.M.C Dilrukshi 1500 m. 4:22.69 Mr S.P. De Silva
33. S.A Lamahewage 5000 m., 10000 m. 17:15.66

36:48.4

Mr Jayantha Siyamudali
34. M.U.M.A.N Priyadarshani 5000 m. 17:17.38 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
35. M.S.P Madumali Perera Marathon 2:54:40 Mr G.L. Sajith Jayalal
36. W.V.L Sugandhi 100 mh, Heptathlon, 4X100 m 13.92

4906

(11.98)

Mr S.P. Wasantha Kumara
37. R.A.I.S Rajasinghe 100 mh 13.95 Mr Luis Miranda
38. G.A.S Dulani 400 mh 60.11
39. T.G.D.N Wickramasinghe 400 mh 60.86 Mr S.P. De Silva
40. D.K Ranasinghe High Jump 1.76 Mr Y.K. Kularatne
41. Jayamali Gunaratne High Jump 1.80 Mr Nimal Dharmaratne
42. K.L.S.K Perera Pole Vault 3.40
43. J Aniththa Pole Vault 3.55 Mr C. Subashkaran
44. Anjani Pulwansa Long Jump 6.09 Mr Luis Miranda
45. B.G.S Harshni Jayakantha Long Jump, Heptathlon 6.04

4275

46. W.T.K Fernando Shot Put 14.59 Mr W.S. Fernando
47. Nadeeka Muthunayake Shot Put 13.07 Mr Kinsly Gunathilaka
48. P.K.A.A Maduwanthi Discus, Hammer 43.15

48.62

Mr Madhawa Bandara
49. P.A.I.M.P Perera Discus 42.80
50. H.A Aruni Lakshika Hammer 46.18
51. B.L Nadeeka Lakmali Javelin 51.52 Mr K.P.K. Ranatunga
52. S.L Vidanaduruge 4X100 m (12.15) Mr V.D. Nandasiri
53. Sharmila Jan 4X100 m (12.17)
54. W.G Ewanthi Emeshika 4X100 m (12.20) Mr Lal Wijewickrama
55. M.A.S.S Jayathilaka 4X100 m (12.20)
56. M.G.R.S Ferdinandas 4X100 m (12.23) Mr Sunil Gunawardena
57. D.K.G.S Jayasinghe 4X400 m (55.19)
58. K.Sachini Tharaka Divyanjali 4X400 m (55.57) Mr Amila Prasanna
59. Romeshi Ishara Attidiya 4*400 m (55.88) Mr J.S. Weerakkody
60. P.B Gayani 20km RW 1:52:33 Mr H.H. Samanthilaka
61. U.V Kalhari Madrika 20km RW 1:54:56

Mr B.D.L. Kularatne